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Mar 12, 2011 7:00pm EST
practice throughout the year. we count on our training to get us through whatever situation we encounter. >> reporter: what's the most difficult part of this, going into an area like this and rescue people? >> it's going to be access. infrastructure looks devastated. what is intact is probably flooded. so actually gaining access to the people that need our help is going to be the most difficult. >> reporter: how long have they told you to prepare to be out there? >> we typically plan for two weeks, up to 14 days. >> reporter: best of luck to you. >> thank you. >> reporter: they don't know exactly when they're going to deploy, could be any moment now. this is a team with a lot of experience. we're also told the l.a. county urban search and rescue team is also going out. this is all being coordinated by the state department. >> since filing that report, brian is now on the way to japan with the fairfax search and rescue team. he'll be reporting later from japan for all of us. we want to welcome our viewers here in the united states and around the world. this is a special edition of "the si
CNN
Mar 25, 2011 5:00pm EDT
fight, gadhafi will bring in the trib. and also the commanders know that he will use them against them as well if they don't do what he says right now, wolf >> gadhafi keeps talking about a cease-fire, nic, as you well know. the pentagon keeps sang that there is no cease-fire. the united nations, ban ki-moon says there is no cease-fire. they say the libyan government is in violation of the u.n. security council resolution. but what are you hearing behind the scenes about gadhafi's military movements and all of his talk about a cease-fire? >> reporter: well, we hear the government sort of maneuvering on their position in ajdabiya, verbally maneuvering. two nigs ago talking about -- rather, misratah, talking about reconnecting water supplies, electricity supplies, communications. the town they have is essentially isolated and cut off. we know that the coalitions had an impact there. we know that t opposition there is not under such a military threat and advance from gadhafi's forces as they were. but ajdabiya is entirely different. this is a strategic line. and for gadhafi, th way h
CNN
Mar 22, 2011 5:00pm EDT
that the plane had crashed but telling us about how the entire area, once they realized what was happening, had had basically fanned out, trying to look for the pilot, for the weapons officer. they say that they realized that these were people who were flying afly ing a plane to help them and wanted to return the favor and offer whatever assistance they could. ended up meeting one come who was part of that rescue effort and here's what he had to say. >> found his parachute, someone tell me the parachute was not far from the point which he was there and going directly there and i know he would be not far from that point. so, i am shouting to them, we will help you. we are coming to help you. you are coming to support us, to -- please, if you hearing me, stand up and present yourself for me. then he stand and coming to me. so he have right to afraid. and at first, he was afraid. but i am shooking with him and i am kiss him and i tell him you are coming for us. you are our brothers. so, don't be afraid. you will be safe. we will carry you for other place you want. >> reporter: colon
CNN
Mar 1, 2011 5:00pm EST
opposition control. >> reporter: government officials told us this morning that if we didn't come and cover this aid convoy going to benghazi then we wouldn't be able to go to misurata, the town 100 miles, 160 kilometers east of tripoli where we've heard that there's fighting going on. that truck got wafeor biscuits and the other truck sugar and we've been told about tomatoes taken there, and what seems very surprising about this, the drivers, even though they have the green flag on, that indicates they support moammar gadhafi and they are going to an opposite area, they tell us it's going to be okay. seems a little surprising, but that's what they are telling us. almost wherever we go now, whenever the cameras come out, you can almost guarantee there will be a crowd, a spontaneous crowd that will gather showing their support for moammar gadhafi. whenever the camera appears now, the crowds do as well. so far, despite the aid convey apparently going through the contested town of misurata, no trip there for us. nic robertson, cnn, tripoli, libya. >> nic is joining us now from tripol
CNN
Mar 12, 2011 6:00pm EST
the united states. he is here with us. you heard the story. let me repeat it, mr. ambassador, because i know you speak for the japanese government. a meltdown may be under way at one of fukushima's daiichi nuclear power reactors. an official with japan's nuclear and industrial safety agency told cnn. quhak you tell us about this, mr. ambassador? >> chief cabinet secretary of japan has made an announcement in the press conference about this issue. there was a concern about this reactor. we have confirmed that there was a blow-up. it was not a blow-up of reactor, nor container. it was a blow-up of the outer building. so there was no leakage of radioactive material. we are now trying to cope with the situation by putting water into that -- >> saltwater. >> yeah, saltwater into the reactor and there are some other issues with other reactors as well. which needs also an injection of water or taking up vapor, because of increasing pressure into the container. and we're now working on it. >> but is it fair to say, mr. ambassador, that a meltdown may be under way at this nuclear power reactor
CNN
Mar 12, 2011 8:00pm EST
way. jeanne meserve is watching this story for us. update our viewers, jeanne, on what we know right now. >> well, a nuclear expert earlier today called it a hail mary pass. the japanese were pumping seawater into a reactor to try and keep it cool. in addition, infusing it with boran in an attempt to stop the radiological chemical reaction, the nuclear reaction. all of this, a desperate effort to prevent a meltdown. the japanese ambassador to the u.s. said on our air a short time ago that there was no meltdown in progress. but an official with japan's nuclear and industrial safety agency told cnn it is a possibility there may be one underway. he said, we have still not confirmed that there's an actual meltdown, but there is a possibility. the reason they think there might be one underway is that they have detected radioactive cesium and radioactive iodine outside of that plant. that official went on to say, however, we have confidence that we will resolve this. this was reiterated by japan's chief cabinet secretary. he said in a press conference a short time ago, we can stabili
CNN
Mar 30, 2011 5:00pm EDT
surrounding moammar gadhafi? we're staying on top of this story. ben wedeman is joining us now embedded with rebel forces in eastern libya. ben, let me get your quick reaction. musa kusa, someone familiar to a lot of us who have covered libya over the years, if in fact he's now split with gadhafi. how significant would that be? >> reporter: well, it does represent a fairly significant blow to moammar gadhafi. this was a senior official, and even though shortly after the outbreak of the revolt in libya, there was a string of resignations of ambassadors, for instance, for the libyan ambassadors around the world. the justice minister has defected, so two of the anti-gadhafi forces, so certainly the foreign minister defecting is significant. is it critical? i don't think so because clearly -- he has a very small circle around him, upon his sons, each of which has a military unit, so it's a blow, but i don't think it's a critical blow to moammar gadhafi. >> and at the same tame as we take a look at all of this, ben, the rebels, and you're embedded with rebel forces, they seem to be clearly on the
CNN
Mar 7, 2011 5:00pm EST
. >> nic is back in tripoli and is joining us live right now. nic, first thing that went through my mind when i saw that report is where's your armored vest? where's your helmet? what's the matter with you? why weren't you taking better precautions in a dangerous environment lake this. >> reporter: the wall was pretty good security and the problem here, wolf, without sort of giving the whole hand away of the way the journalists are operating here, the government won't take us to these places, and the only way to go there is to get in a car with somebody who is willing to drive us and drive in. and you can through checkpoint after checkpoint after checkpoint, and they look in the trunk of the car and they search you. they search the vehicle. if we had body armor in the cars, helmets and such like, we would be turned around and turned back pretty much straight away so the only way you can drive in there is to go in, locate and don't draw a lot of attention to yourself and stay safe as we did behind those walls so really that's the best way to do it >> i admire how cool you were when you we
CNN
Mar 9, 2011 5:00pm EST
lanuf where rebels with fighting to hold their ground. government troops are using planes and heavy artillery to try to retake the eastern oil city. in the western city of zawiya, libyan television showed government supporters cheering in the streets today, but there are now unconfirmed reports that rebels have retaken the main square there. after days of heavy fighting, it's almost impossible to get through to anyone in zawiya for any independent confirmation of what's going on there. today gadhafi is also sending a new warning to the united states and its allies as they consider imposing a no-fly zone over libya. he promises that all libyans will fight back against what he calls an act of aggression and an attempt to control libya's oil. >> translator: it will be clear aggression. it will also be clear that the intentions are to control libya's oil, choke libya's liberty, land and people. all of the libyans carry weapons so they will fight back. >> let's bring in our senior international correspondent nic robertson in tripoli. i know that you had a ride, you were going out to zawi
CNN
Mar 8, 2011 5:00pm EST
joining us from the cnn center as well. a chaotic scene that's going hon in tripoli, hala. we've been watching it for some time. they rolled out the red carpet for moammar gadhafi. he shows up, and we expect him to start speaking to reporters literally any minute now. coverage of that, but it's a dramatic moment in this civil war. >> indeed it is. we saw moammar gadhafi, wolf, just a few minutes ago walk in with his trademark sunglasses and turban surrounded by security. earlier it was reported he arrived in a convoy of vehicles, wolf. there are about 100 journalists. you see the scrum there. 100 plus journalists waiting for six house hours and as you mentioned with moammar gadhafi, it's always a guessing game? will he address reporters one by one, a news conference, in five minutes or five hours? it's always an open question. >> hala, let's go right to the scene and our own nic robertson is in tripoli standing by. nic, from your vantage point you've seen gadhafi showing up. where is this now. >> i just looked around and there's still a small gallingle of officials gartding the entran
CNN
Mar 24, 2011 5:00pm EDT
. chris, before i let you tell us what the pentagon is staying, i've just learned that the united arab emirates has decided, and they're going to officially announce, they will dispatch 12 fighters, six f-16s, six mir arge fighters to make sure they participate in this no-fly zone. in addition to the humanitarian assistance they're providing the libyan people, they will get militarily involved. so it won't just be qatar, it will also be the united arab emirates. i'm sure that would be warmly welcomed by the pentagon. >>. especially after the fact we learned -- that would make two arab nations actually having planes. that was a key sticking point, not to just provide verbal assistance or humanitarian aid assistance, but to actually take a part in flying some of these missions. if you look at the numbers to see how much the u.s. is firmly in control, if you add up all the sorties flown, that's combat, refueling, that's everything that goes into making the no-fly zone work. if you add up all these flights, the u.s. during the last reporting period flew about 450 of those compared to
CNN
Mar 21, 2011 5:00pm EDT
his attorney refuses to call us back. >> that's it for april. what happens this week? >> this week will be jeremy morlock who is charged with killing innocent -- it was staged killings, the allegati allegations. it's really repugnant to read. the army used the word repugnant. they've been trying to keep this under wraps for a long time. it's difficult too report on. >> i remember when you were reporting last september. stay with it, we'll follow up with you. >>> let's go now to wolf blitzer in washington. wolf? >> thanks very much, brook. happening now, breaking news, new anti-aircraft fire over libya's capital after two days to enforce a no-fly zone. new questions about whether moammar gadhafi will still be in power once the bombing stops. it's still u.s. policy for gadhafi to go. but that's not the mandate of the united nations mission. this hour, live reports, new information about the battle plan right now, and the president's end game. >>> and fright thing new set backs in japan's nuclear crisis. officials try to put to rest concerns of contaminated food. i'm wolf blitzer you'
CNN
Mar 11, 2011 5:00pm EST
earthquake catastrophe in japan. i'm wolf blitzer. john vos is joining us over in the cnn center in atlanta. a lot of news to cover. let me give our viewers the highlights of what's going on right now. it's now just after 7:00 a.m. saturday in japan. survivors of the strongest earthquake recorded in that country's history are seeing the enormous destruction in the harsh light of day, and they are still being shaken to the core. two powerful new tremors measuring higher than a magnitude of 6 struck within the last hour alone, after the 8.9 monster quake hit japan friday afternoon unleashing a huge tsunami. japanese media reporting that the death toll could be higher than 1,000. hundreds of people may be missing. some may be trapped alive or buried in homes that were simply washed away. the tsunami sent water rushing sever six miles inland. one area of deep concern right now. japanese authorities are trying to cool down the temperature inside a nuclear power plant rattled by the quake. president obama says the united states is helping to monitor the plant for possible radiation leaks. he also
CNN
Mar 16, 2011 5:00pm EDT
on his way from egypt to tunisia right now. we expect him to join us once he lands, but for now let's brick in isha sesay at the global headquarters in atlanta for live coverage of the crisis in japan. isha. >> we saw a new cloud of smoke spewed from the plant at the daiichi nuclear power plant today unleashing freesh fear about radiation exposure and a possible meltdown. the u.s. government is apparently so concerned that it's giving americans different advice on evacuating the area than the japanese have given. let's bring in cnn's jeanne meserve following the nuclear crisis for us. jeanne, what do we know? >> reporter: in a very worrisome development the head of the nuclear regulatory commission told congress today that there may be no water in the spent fuel pool at the fukushima plant. >> what we believe at this time is that there has been a hydrogen explosion in the unit due to an uncovering of the fuel in the fuel pool. we believe that secondary containment has been destroyed, and there is no water in the spent fuel pool, and we believe that radiation levels are extremely
CNN
Mar 26, 2011 6:00pm EDT
at cnn world headquarters in atlanta. thanks for joining us. one hour from now the disaster in japan, from the devastation and death to the severe economic impact of the quake and tsunami. that's at 7:00 p.m. eastern. in the meantime, "the situation room with wolf blitzer" begins now. >>> a change in command over coalition air strikes in libya is in the works now this hour. the terms and limits of nato's new role. what it means for the mission and for u.s. forces. libyan rebels now have a new hope of pushing back moammar gadhafi's fighters. we'll tell you about a man who sacrificed his life to help the opposition. plus, the dangers and challenges in the disaster zone of japan. brian todd has an account of the search and rescuers. and our crew, what all of them experienced in the quake and tsunami wreckage. welcome to our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." [ explosion ] >>> first to a key battleground city where rebels are making headway in the battle to seize controlle from moammar gadhafi. here's cnn's arwa damon. >>
CNN
Mar 28, 2011 5:00pm EDT
course, the universal signal for i give up, i surrender and the rebel fighter telling us as they approach the group of soldiers, the soldiers fired on them. these are accounts we can't independently verify but the types of the stories we're been hearing over the past several of days. they are an indication, wolf, of the type of challenges that these rebel forces made moving into a city like sit. opposition forces say they have repeated and they are planning, regrouping and strategize are for the next time. >> opposition forces in benghazi and looking forward to president obama's speech on libya tonight. libyans are night owls. they stay up land and obama's speech will be closer to 11:00. mr. obama along with french president sarkozy are very popular men here because, of course, the french and u.s. air strikes have led the no-no fly. i don't know he can change anything and the libyan people, what they are serious about, the opposition here, is the fact that nato is taking charge of this operation and what it will mean for the air strikes, if there's a de-escalation. they are hopin
CNN
Mar 14, 2011 5:00pm EDT
this week, asha is joining us, and i can't tell you how upset all the people are all over the world about the devastation in japan. such a heartbreaking story. we'll share all the details we have with our viewers and around the world over the next two hours. >> absolutely, wolf. this is a story that has the world gripped at the edge of their seat as they watch this story very quickly unfold. so much the people in japan are dealing with search-and-rescue teams, dealing with so many different issues. this was a situation that occurred almost in the blink of an eye for those that were at the heart of it, and you see the pictures as they come into us here at cnn of the devastation, of the grief, of the destruction, and we are closely following it, as you say, wolf. over the next two hours we'll be bringing all the latest to our viewers because it's been almost four days after the big one hit. every missing person found alive in the wreckage is a small victory. after almost 2,000 bodies have been found so far. our correspondents are across the disaster area kofrlg the urgent rescue opera
CNN
Mar 5, 2011 6:00pm EST
is that we want a no-fly zone. >> says this general. "they're bombing us with their planes." the libyan revolt is beginning to look dramatically different from those that came before. in egypt and tunisia it was a fight between unarmed protesters and the regimes. here in libya it is becoming what looks like a civil war. further to the rear outside the town, weapons are being tested. frantic preparations afoot in the event government forces push further east. anti-aircraft guns fresh out of an arms depot are cleaned of grease. everyone pitches in. and el braga's el al hospital the wounded from the nearby battle are rushed into the emergency ward. four people killed in the fighting are in the hospital's morgue. >> this is what they give us, gadhafi, only bomb and take our blood and take our oil. crazy man. >> reporter: outside, this fighter vows to take the fight to moammar gadhafi's palace in tripoli. "by the grace of god victory," he declares. in this battle the opposition forces were victorious. opposition troops were run out of town. what followed was a wild celebration. fighte
CNN
Mar 2, 2011 5:00pm EST
correspondent nic robertson in tripoli. he was at the speech. he's joining us now live. nic, was this another simple ramble expose, if you will, by gadhafi, a little bit more normal than what he said yesterday, or was it just vintage gadhafi? >> reporter: i think this was gadhafi going on the offensive, far from throwing in the towel and giving up here. a two and a half hour speech, longer than some of his other speeches. the symbolism was there, carried live on national tv. walked into the room and crowds of his supporters chanted and he literally stood taking all this adulation for ten minutes before he sat down and started speaking. he had a number of threats, not only for the united states, as we heard there, but for the rebels. on the one hand telling the rebels just there's gunfire going on in the background in tripoli, not only telling the rebels that they should put down their weapons and they wouldn't face charges or they could still sort of stop the fighting, if they wanted to, which was strange because at the same time he was attacking them, bombing them in the east of
CNN
Mar 10, 2011 5:00pm EST
, but i think longer term, that the regime will prevail. >> jill dougherty reporting for us from the state department. we'll have a lot more on what general clapper, head of the national -- director of national intelligence had to say. this note, though, i have been invited to travel with secretary clinton on her overseas trip next week. i'll be reporting on critical talks about the libyan crisis, first in paris, as well as her visit to the epicenter, we'll go to cairo, tune is, and i'll be anchors "the situation room" from france and the middle east, and i'll also have an interview with the secretary of state herself. please be sure to join us all next week, i'll be reporting from france, egypt and tunisia. now, u.s. calls for the director of national intelligence to simply go away. james clapper had a lot to say to senators including his blunt assessment about gadhafi's staying power and now critics are pouncing. they're more concerned than ever about the handling of his job. listen to this exchange today. >> in your estimation, which is the greatest threat that we have in the worl
CNN
Mar 15, 2011 5:00pm EDT
egypt today, also in japan. we're following all the breaking news. cnn's isha sze say is joining us from cnn international. i've got to tell you, so much news. i've been a reporter for a long time, but i can't remember a time when there's been so many breaking news stories of such enormity happening, isha, at the same time. >> absolutely, wolf, no doubt about it. we are, of course, closely following the events taking place in japan that are rapidly unfolding, but as you mentioned you are there in cairo with the secretary of state hillary clinton, an important visit there. many in the arab world watching closely to see as she meets with egypt's new leaders, wolf. >> it's a critically important trip she's having. there's by no means a done deal here in egypt that everything is going to work out just fine. just a little while ago down in tahrir square, and i was there. there was gunfire and gunshots going out as some coptic christian protesters were running, hundreds of people running on the street. still tense. a lot more on this part of the story. what's happening in libya now. gadha
CNN
Mar 29, 2011 5:00pm EDT
joining us now in ajdabiya is our own arwa damon. you're with the rebels there. how are they doing, arwa? what's the latest? >> reporter: well, wolf, it's been another bitterly disappointing day for the opposition here. they have lost even more ground to gadhafi's military. we caught up with them in an area called bin jawad, the last point that they had managed to advance to yesterday, and they were coming under heavy artillery tank and rocket fire. they were then forced to retreat from this area, losing not only bin jawad but the entire road in between bin jawad and the critical oil town of ras lanuf. and there in ras lanuf on the western outskirts we saw plumes of smoke rising. we heard explosions. we saw the opposition trying to fire back with artillery with multiple rocket-barreled launchers, and we saw units, reinforcements coming in time to protect the time because they are determined not to lose it at all. a bitter disappointment to the opposition that was hoping to continue with the same momentum all the way to gadhafi's hometown of sirte, all the way to tripoli, but what w
CNN
Mar 19, 2011 6:00pm EDT
president obama right now. ed is joining us live. i know the president, the secretary of defense and secretary of state were all initially very reluctant to get involved militarily. but now after a month of brutality and fighting, they are directly involved. and i think it's fair to say even though the president is down-playing the u.s. role for all practical purposes at least right now this becomes obama's war. >> reporter: in part, wolf. what's interesting symbolically is the president came out and revealed to the world he was authorizing u.s. force as part of the military action on the eighth anniversary of the start of the iraq war. why is that so significant? obviously people around the world skeptical about unilateral u.s. military action. so there was no accident, u.s. officials say, that french planes were taking the lead on this whole operation at the start of it early today before the u.s. started launching the missiles. that's also why in the president's message and secretary clinton's message you have heard them keep saying over and over again this is a broad internationa
CNN
Mar 3, 2011 5:00pm EST
says, and i'm quoting now, "most of us grew up going to boy scout meetings, not madrassas." i'm wolf blitzer, you're in "the situation room." >>> first to libya right now, where opposition forces are desperately struggling to fend off attacks from his supporters. president obama issuing his strongest rebuke yet against the bloodshed. >> the united states and the world continues to be outraged by the appalling violence against the libyan people. the united states is continuing to lead an international effort to deter further violence, put in place unprecedented sanctions to hold the gadhafi government accountable, and support the aspirations of the libyan people. we are also responding quickly to the urgent humanitarian needs that are developing. tens of thousands of people from many different countries are fleeing libya, and we commend the governments of tunisia and egypt for their response even as they go through their own political transitions. i have, therefore, approved the use of u.s. military aircraft to help move egyptians who have fled to the tunisian border to get back
CNN
Mar 18, 2011 5:00pm EDT
while ago, a day after the u.n. security council approved the use of force to protect civilians in libya. the president says the libyan leader would commit atrocities if left unchecked and thousands of people could die. >> these terms are not subject to negotiation. if gadhafi does not comply with the resolution, the international community will impose consequences. and the resolution will be enforce enforced through military action. >> we just heard the libyan deputy foreign minister in libya saying gadhafi's forces won't enter the city of benghazi in order to comply with the cease-fire resolution. our u.n. correspondent is standing by and let's go live to arwa damon who is in benghazi. it looks like they are making noises in tripoli about complying with the cease-fire, but i assume the rebels where you are totally skeptical, and they are still very worried about gadhafi's forces. >> wolf, they are not skeptical, they flat out just don't believe that it's going to take place. were in fact gadhafi set to comply with the u.n. resolution, we should not be seeing the type of fighting
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Mar 4, 2011 5:00pm EST
by government forces using heavy machine guns and mortar, small artillery fired into that area. however, what we're hearing from the government is that they now say that they have now taken control of zawiya, that they have killed what they describe as a terrorist leader there and captured a number of tanks, anti-aircraft guns and other such devices, so the picture from what is actually happening in zawiya is not entirely clear at this time. on the one hand sources there say the rebels still control it. on the other hand, the government says they now control it, but what we do know is when we were there last weekend, that many of the protesters there were armed with heavy machine guns. they had rocket-propelled grenades. they had at least a couple of tanks and some anti-aircraft guns as part of their anti-government protest. of course, a week ago they were very afraid that an incident like this, where the government would attack them. >> nic robertson on the scene for us. meanwhile in the nearby capital city of tripoli, more brutal fighting. the clashes reportedly occurred afte
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Mar 31, 2011 5:00pm EDT
atlanta. >> she used to work here, until sheascended to the executive suite. >> she's big cheese now, but you're looking fantastic. you have fun? >> yeah, it was a blast. it always is. the president didn't come, but maybe next year. >> maybe next year. >>> happening now, images of war and destruction in libya that the world hasn't been able to see until now. cnn finds a way to get into the city of misrata. it's been ravaged, terrorized by moammar gadhafi's troops. stand by. an al qaeda leader is cheering on revolts in the arab world and challenging views of our own security analyst peter bergen. directly i'll ask him about the uprisings, and why al qaeda is singling peter bergen out. >>> they're playing zero, nada, nothing, if that doesn't tick you out, wait until you hear what ge's boss is saying today. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> a new warning that a massacre may be in the works 2349 libyan city of misrata. we have late w0rd that the libyan rebels are facing fierce new attacks by moammar gadhafi's troops and fighting back with any weapons they can find
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Mar 23, 2011 5:00pm EDT
latest, one person dead and dozens injured. the mayor standing by to join us live. new radiation fears in tokyo. stocking up on bottles of water after the japanese government warns that tap water is no longer safe for infants, i'm wolf blitzer, you're in the "situation room." in a span of 24 hours, the u.s. military said the coalition launched more than 50 strikes in the mission to protect libyan civilians. but no indication the battle is being over. just a short while ago the secretary of state warned gadhafi the quickest way to end it is for him to leave.<[kyk: . we2íor certainly encouraged the would make a right decision. not only institute a real co comprehensive cease-fire but withdraw from the cities and military abs and prepare for a transition that does not incl e include. >> there are serious reports of major clashes under way. what do we know about the fighting at this moment. >> you just heard secretary of state hillary clinton encouraging momammar gadhafi bu he's not backing down. a couple of major developments that shows that this conflict is far from over. anded st
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Mar 17, 2011 5:00pm EDT
frarchtic work to prevent a full-scale meltdown goes on. cnn's anna coren is nil tokyo. just bring us up to date. >> well, candidate, it's entering the seventh day of this crisis, and now at the fukushima daiichi plant trying to bring this situation under control. we saw the pictures of the helicopters, trying to spray water onto the reactors. those crews had to get out because of the radiation levels increasing. we also know that tepco, the power company that owns this plant, they're trying to reconnect the power so to trigger the emergency cooling system. this is their number one priority, trying to cool these reactors, as you mentioned number 3 is their major concern. candy? >> tell us about the state of city right now where you were? from over here, it just looks so close to armageddon, and i'm wondering whether we are seeing it in -- it looks overheated to us. how is it being handled there? >> reporter: it's fundy, candy, we spoke to a number of people yesterday, foreigners as well as japanese. we went to the immigration bureau here in tokyo where foreigners, tens of thousands, line
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